How to title a blog post

Problogger had great article last week on how to title a blog post. Sure it’s a boring, mundane part of your site, not nearly as sexy as those moving images and flashy drop-down menus. But the title of a post could be the most important factor your are ignoring. Not only do post titles effect whether or not someone stays long enough to read the whole article. Post titles are key elements for Search Engines.

Problogger gives us the following eight tips:

  1. Communicate a  Benefit
  2. Create Controversy or Debate
  3. Ask a Question
  4. Personalize Titles
  5. Use Keywords
  6. Use Power Words
  7. Big Claims and Promises
  8. Humor Titles

Read his explanation for each.